MY UNTITLED BODY
Comet Project Space
Artists: Jessica Philbrick, Ella Ranfft, Aleisha Croker.
My Untitled Body explores the concerns of the female body and the expectations placed on our ever demanding society to conform to unrealistic expectations. Each artist investigates the female body as a source of individuality; responding to their own experiences of being and what it means to be a woman.
My Untitled Body falls into a broader discussion regarding feminist theory and the everchanging obstacles women face within both their public and private lives. The artworks in My Untitled Body investigate, in particular, the nude female body presented as a snapshot ‘selfie’ -its ability to be representative of oneself as well as a more extensive construction- put in place by society. All three contemporary feminist artists in My Untitled Body, build on concepts explored by previous feminist artists and examine the sexist perspectives of society and the naïveness of the gender binaries; that goes back to the establishment of Eurocentric ideas. The artists involved in this exhibition not only questions the perspectives of society but also their place as a female artist in a predominantly male-dominated art world. Contesting, revising, and ambiguity is critical themes discussed by these artists. The mediums used by the artists play into the more substantial commentary of feminism concerning the body; and the domesticity associated with female art.